Global Patent Index - EP 0652547 B1

EP 0652547 B1 2000-02-02 - Adjusting mechanism for neck aligner in stringed instrument

Title (en)

Adjusting mechanism for neck aligner in stringed instrument

Title (de)

Verstellvorrichtung für die Halsverstellung für ein Saiteninstrument

Title (fr)

Mécanisme de réglage pour un dispositif d'alignement d'un manche d'instrument à cordes

Publication

EP 0652547 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 94308316 A

Priority

JP 31574793 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0652547A2] A mechanism 28 for adjusting the tension in a rod 30 in the neck 21 of a stringed instrument 30 such as a guitar comprises a first member 12 attached to one end 31 of the rod 30 and a second member 11 attached to the body of the instrument. The distance between the first and second members can be adjusted to vary the tension in the rod by means of cam members, comprising chamfered blocks 14 and 15 which co-operate with the first member 12. When the cam members 14,15 are brought together by tightening a screw 16, the first and second members are forced apart. This increases the tension the rod 30 and thus varies the degree of bending of the neck 21. The invention also extends to an instrument comprising such an adjusting mechanism. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G10D 3/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G10D 1/08 (2006.01); G10D 3/00 (2006.01); G10D 3/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G10D 3/06 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 0652547 A2 19950510; EP 0652547 A3 19960626; EP 0652547 B1 20000202; CN 1047453 C 19991215; CN 1106948 A 19950816; DE 69422884 D1 20000309; DE 69422884 T2 20001005; JP 2736856 B2 19980402; JP H07134580 A 19950523; KR 0137074 B1 19980601; TW 236021 B 19941211; US 5458035 A 19951017

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2000-03-09 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

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